Ivan Victor Small

Ivan V. Small

Dr Ivan V. Small is Associate Professor of Anthropology at the University of Houston in the United States. He was previously a Visiting Senior Fellow with the Vietnam Studies Programme at ISEAS – Yusof Ishak Institute.

Articles by Ivan V. Small (7)

Branding Vietnam: VinFast’s American Auto Debut

Ivan V. Small

Vietnam’s car maker VinFast is by-passing China and launching its electrical vehicles in the highly-competitive United States market instead. In so doing, it hopes to makes its mark as a global brand.

Complex Calculations: Vietnamese EB-5 Investments in the United States

Ivan V. Small

Many wealthy Vietnamese are making use of America’s EB-5 investment visa programme as a pathway to a green card and, eventually, a US passport. But there are many other reasons why they would consider settling Stateside.

U.S.-Vietnam Post-War Reconciliation: A Work in Process

Ivan V. Small

Forty-five years after the cessation of the Vietnam War, relations behind Vietnam and the U.S. have improved markedly. But some issues, such as the legacy of Agent Orange and relations with former refugees, require delicate handling.

“Giving Back”: Vietnam’s Shifting Philanthropic Landscape

Ivan V. Small

As Vietnam graduates from official development assistance, diasporic business leaders and their firms are filling the humanitarian assistance gap.

Vietnam’s Car Market and AFTA: Kicking it Up a Gear

Ivan V. Small

Vietnam is one of ASEAN’s most promising car markets. To tap the growing potential in-country and across ASEAN, however, Hanoi will need to leverage on — and slalom around — a raft of regional free trade agreements.